Monday; LaGrange Schenectady Erie Eddystone...

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by TomPM, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Good morning folks

    I did not get much done over the weekend. I did get the caboose/office onto the layout.

    What is your favorite proto locomotive builder? Is it EMD, ALCO, GE, Baldwin, or some other, or do you have more than one?

    Since I began modeling I discovered ALCO diesels and I just can’t to seem to get enough of them. Probably about 75% of my diesel fleet is ALCO’s. The rest are either EMD or GE. I currently do not have any Baldwin diesels and that is something I need to correct.

    My steam fleet is not based on any one builder because they are all knid of generic for their class.
  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Baldwin - I grew up within 2 miles from the Eddystone plant :)
  3. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    tough question, i would say i have 4 favorites, but honestly, i like AT LEAST 1 type of Loco from ALL the builders;) . TOP 4; (in no particular order)Fairbanks-Morse, EMD, Alco and GE.:thumb:
  4. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    I like these manufacturers in this order! :thumb:

    1. Alco
    3.SP's Sacremento Shops
    4. Cooke
    6..H.K. Porter
    9. GE
  5. ejen34

    ejen34 Member

    Long live the ALCO's :thumb:
  6. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Judging by my model roster it must be EMD! I've even built and EMD styled control stand to house my MRC power pack. Love them Geeps, F's, and SDs!!!
  7. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Can't say that I have a preference. Really sorry, but when I bought my locos, I just made sure they ran well, they looked good, had the features I wanted and and were priced right. Some I didn't have any choice, but the price was indeed too tempting to pass up. Kinda like when I go out to buy a vehicle, I'm usually not too sure what I'm going to come home with.:D :D
  8. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I guess I'm partial to Alcos even though I model Santa Fe and they never had very many. I think the last Alcos they bought were the Pa's. In fact I was even tempted to model the Arkansas & Missouri in order to run an all Alco railroad, but my wife said one layout room was enough!
  9. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Personal preference is EMD and GE ,but not always in that order. :D
  10. Jac's Lines

    Jac's Lines Member

    Alco Diesels are pretty cool. There's a pair of C424s that smokes their way along the local shortline, about 1/2 mile from my house every Monday, Tuesday and Friday. They've also got a RS3 that sometimes creaks and groans past.

    For steam, I'd have to say a toss up between Lima and Climax. Geared steam is awesome!
  11. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Since most of my loco's are EMD(I have only one GE, one Alco, one Baldwin), I'd have to say EMD.
  12. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    EMD, GE ,Alco. I have more EMDs than anything else, but love them Alcos:thumb:

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